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Stories about Surveillance

27 February 2015

Digital Citizen 2.4

Digital Citizen is a biweekly review of news, policy, and research on human rights and technology in the Arab World. Last month, a horrific attack on the Paris offices of...

20 February 2015

Your Mobile Privacy is Under Threat Because of US and UK Spies

"The NSA and GCHQ covertly stole millions of encryption keys used to protect your mobile phone communications."

17 February 2015

Twitter’s Transparency Report: Can It Help Hold Arab Governments to Account?

If Twitter is adhering to local laws, users should know which local laws are being invoked, both to collect the data and in the cases to which they are related.

7 January 2015

Chinese Police Are Buying Spyware — And Posting Their Purchase Orders Online

Netizens now can see exactly what surveillance tools police are using, and exactly how much they paid for them.

29 December 2014

With Protesters Under Threat, Hong Kong Must Increase Transparency on Personal Data Requests

Protester arrests highlighted the opaque practices under which the city's law enforcement agencies and online service providers handle Internet user data.

10 December 2014

Netizen Report: Draft Security Law in Kenya Could Bring Surveillance, Stiff Penalties

This week GitHub takes a hit in Russia and UK "safe" Internet filters block Germany's historic hacker club site.

25 November 2014

Venezuela: Draft Law Would Criminalize Online Protest, Remove Checks on Surveillance

Under the law, a person using digital media to “promote or attack the constitutional order” or “disrupt public peace” could face between one and five years behind bars.

20 November 2014

Digital Security Guide for African Environmental Rights Defenders

As they increasingly use digital advocacy and communication tools to do their work, environmental rights defenders in Africa have become more and more vulnerable to cyber-attacks and online harassment.

29 October 2014

#LeyChavez: Peru's Chavez Law Could Endanger Email Privacy in the Workplace

The bill popularly known as #LeyChavez would regulate the use of information technology in the workplace. But how invasive is the bill?

26 October 2014

Leaked Recordings of Zambian Ministers’ Conversations Raise Privacy Concerns

Private conversations involving ministers brings into focus issues of privacy not only for government leaders, but for the general public.